Torino vs Napoli Prediction, 4/26/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Torino vs Napoli
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Stadio Olimpico di Torino in Torino, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Torino (+450) Napoli (-175)
Matteo Politano and Napoli (19-3-9, 5th in Serie A) are headed to Stadio Olimpico di Torino on Monday where they'll take on Torino (6-13-12, 16th in Serie A). The men protecting the net are Samir Ujkani for Torino and Alex Meret for Napoli. The Maroons are at +450 while the Blues are at -175. The total opens at 2.75.
Torino took the field against Bologna in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Torino tried 17 dribbles in this matchup and completed 12 of those tries for a rate of 70.6%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 78.7% received passes percentage by completing 289 out of their 367 targeted passes last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Torino finished the game at a 17.6% clip by hitting 3 SoT out of 17 total shots. Torino has an average of 1.45 goals per 90 min (45 goals in total) and have accumulated 25 assists in all matches this year.
Sasa Lukic is a guy who can be a difference maker for Torino. Lukic has been in the starting lineup in 89 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.09 goals per 90. The midfielder representing Serbia has 8 goals in 8,009 professional minutes played. He has totaled 3 assists while earning 33 yellow cards thus far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Simone Zaza, the forward hailing from Italy. Zaza has been on the pitch for 16,750 mins during 173 career starts and has been handed a total of 76 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his career and he has scored 78 goals. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Torino will be Samir Ujkani. Ujkani (45-82-60 mark in his career) has 52 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.8% shutout percentage. The keeper from Kosovo has had 791 shots attempted against him in 187 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.09 (203 goals conceded) and he has a save % of 75.2. Ujkani has seen the pitch for a total of 16,745 minutes and has tallied 589 stops in his career.
For their last match, Napoli earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Inter Milan. Napoli ended the game with a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 6 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by connecting on 564 of the 583 passing attempts for a percentage of 96.7%. Napoli connected on 1 SoT out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 8.3% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 64 goals and 44 assists in all their contests, Napoli averages 2.06 goals and 1.42 assists per 90.
Matteo Politano will need to provide a spark for Napoli. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 186 contests during his soccer career. The forward who is from Italy has been on the pitch for 16,103 professional minutes while scoring 46 goals. He has 24 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. Make sure to watch out for Lorenzo Insigne, the forward representing Italy. Insigne has been given a total of 25 yellow cards in 24,234 minutes played (280 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.37. He has earned 99 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 79 times.
Alex Meret will look after the net for Napoli. Meret has recorded 27 shutouts while seeing 369 shots attempted against him in 8,267 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of 74.3 and his shutout rate is currently 29.3%. He has surrendered 1.16 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 44-24-23. In his career, Meret has conceded 107 goals while earning 275 saves in 92 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Napoli (-175)
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